Details for Gypsy Moth Treatment

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LEGAL NOTICE GYPSY MOTH TREATMENTS The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) and the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service will be cooperating on an aerial treatment project to suppress and/or eradicate small, isolated infestations of the gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar). The gypsy moth is a major forest pest capable of severe defoliation and can cause canopy damage to Virginia forests. The material being applied is a mating disruption pheromone called SPLAT. The treatment hampers the ability of the male gypsy moth to find and mate with female gypsy moths. This material is certified organic and is biodegradable. Treatments in the Danville area are scheduled to occur during the week of June 2, 2020, however, the exact timing of the application will depend on insect development and weather conditions and may be subject to change. Treatment schedules can be found at: http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/plant-industry-services-Virginia-gypsy-moth-aerial-treatments.html. Daily treatment schedules and progress updates will also be available on a pre-recorded message at (804) 371-2175. Please check the website and the pre-recorded message frequently as the treatment dates may change. Anyone requesting more information may contact the VDACS Gypsy Moth Office at gypsymoth@vdacs.virginia.gov or (540) 394-2507 or you may contact the VDACS office at: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Plant Industry Services P.O. Box 1163 Richmond, VA 23218 Phone: (804) 786-3515 Fax: (804) 371-7793 Hearing Impaired: (800) 828-1120

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